* 1. At what age did you begin to harvest wild rice?

* 2. At what age do you believe children should be taught how to harvest wild rice? Please explain.

* 3. Have you attended/completed any formal canoeing safety course? (Ex.- ACA instructor course, USCA canoe safety course)

* 4. When harvesting wild rice, are you wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) at all times? If not, why?

* 5. Do other people in the canoe use PFD's?

* 6. Would you feel comfortable sharing this knowledge with non-tribal individuals for the purpose of developing safe canoeing practices while wild ricing? Why or why not?

* 7. Would you personally be interested in contributing personal knowledge and/or instruction to aid in the development of a universal wild ricing canoe safe practices protocol? If so, what are you willing to contribute?

* 8. What risks do you recognize as being important to address in the Canoomin Safety program?

* 9. What techniques can you share concerning safety during wild ricing? (Ex.- getting back into a capsized canoe)

* 10. From your experiences, what other considerations, cultural or otherwise, should be taken when developing a manoomin canoeing safety course? Please explain.

* 11. Would you be interested in participating in a Canoomin workshop (wild rice canoeing safety course) in your community?

* 12. Contact information (optional)

* 13. Further comments?

If you have any questions/comments, or are interested in participating please contact:
Heather Naigus, GLIFWC LE Outreach Officer
906-458-3778
hnaigus@glifwc.org

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